Install MatterControl on Linux ARM Device
MatterControl is an all-in-one program to create, edit, slice, and manage your 3D prints.
While not quite as popular as Cura or PrusaSlicer, this program offers features and supports printers that alternative programs don't.
To run: Menu -> Accessories -> MatterControl
To run in a terminal: mattercontrol
Please note that when the window first opens that it will be black. Resizing or maximizing the window will solve this problem.
Fortunately, MatterControl is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
- Use Pi-Apps to install MatterControl.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
MatterControl will run on either an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS or ARM64 OS.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install MatterControl.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Engineering category.
Now scroll down to find MatterControl in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install MatterControl for you!